The largest volume of narcotics apprehended was found at the southern border of the country. Over the almost three weeks of Operation Ágata, the Military troops and the Brazilian Federal Police seized 16.551 tons of marijuana and 842 pounds of cocaine. The expectation is that the Federal Police will still be able to apprehend more narcotics, since trafficking gangs have been repressed due to Ágata 7. The results of Operation Ágata 7 were presented on June 6, during a meeting with the Chief of Joint Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces (EMCFA), General José Carlos De Nardi, at the Ministry of Defense headquarters, in Brasília. Senior officers and representatives from ministries and government agencies were present. The area commanders transmitted the information from the regions via videoconference. Operation Ágata 7 also intensified the inspections of airfields, vessels, and vehicles within the 10,492 miles of border. With the support of regulatory agencies, 17,587 vessels and 267,590 vehicles were inspected, along with 17,165 pedestrians. During the operation, military troops, along with support from federal, state, and local governments, and civilian agencies, seized approximately 159 cubic feet worth of wood. The Brazilian Armed Forces used approximately 33,000 military members in the action, supported by 1,100 government agency employees. In the final hours of the operation, the Brazilian Army – in charge of supervising the controlled products – seized 4.9 tons of explosives at a company’s facility in the state of Paraná. In the southern region, the police also apprehended four 762 rifles. The western region of the country – under the Brazilian West Military Command– seized a total of 8.7 tons of marijuana, as well as 599 pounds of cocaine, and dismantling drug gangs. During Operation Ágata, the Armed Forces performed even more social-civic actions at underprivileged cities along the border. With the support of ships and tents, the population relied on medical, dental, and hospital services; in addition, they received identification documentation and attended training classes. The Soldiers also helped in the reconstruction of schools and roads that heavy rains destroyed in the region. “After this operation, between May 28 and June 5, they lost one crop. Therefore, they did not refine one third of the 100 tons of cocaine that they normally produce per year,” estimated police delegate Sérgio Lúcio dos Santos Fontes, superintendent of the Amazon Federal Police. By Dialogo June 13, 2013 The Brazilian Armed Forces and Federal Police relied on support by Military troops from Peru and Colombia along the 6,835 miles of northern border. They monitored the trade of fuel at the Triple Border, leading to the control of the gasoline market, which is the main ingredient used to refine cocaine. Without the possibility of transforming the drug into cocaine paste, the gangs would not have been able to produce 30 tons of cocaine, moved straight to markets in south and southeast Brazil, United States, and Europe. In Peru, coca crops represent an area 30,000 hectares wide, and the producers harvest three crops per year. After 19 days, Operation Ágata 7 resulted in a total seizure of 25.342 tons of marijuana and 1,448 pounds of cocaine, crack, and hashish. These numbers are considered a historical record by the EMCFA, an agency of the Ministry of Defense that coordinates the initiative. At the end of the operation assessment meeting, General De Nardi emphasized the importance of the Armed Forces interoperability for the results. “On behalf of Defense Minister Celso Amorim, I want to thank you for your participation, dedication, and the opportunity provided. We were highly successful in the border operation, building one of the pivots for the major events,” said the general.
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Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES NFL teams propose major changes to replay and overtime Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after he scored his side’s third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Bayern Munich in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)MUNICH — Robert Lewandowski has become the outright top-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history after taking his goal tally to 197.The Poland forward scored in either half of Bayern Munich’s 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg on Saturday to surpass Peru veteran Claudio Pizarro’s total of 195 goals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 30-year-old Lewandowski went into the match with 74 goals in 131 league games at Borussia Dortmund, and 121 in 149 with Bayern.Lewandowski shared the record for one week with Pizarro, who remains the oldest player to score in the league at 40 years, 136 days, in a 1-1 draw for Bremen at Hertha Berlin on Feb. 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPizarro had long been the top-scoring foreign player in the league but has now been overtaken for the first time by Lewandowski. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View comments
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves drawby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Danny Ings praised their character after they ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats with a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.Ings, who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, now has three goals in his last three league outings, taking his overall tally to six for the season.Despite Raúl Jiménez levelling from the penalty spot just past the hour-mark, Saints held on to pick up an important point on the road to leave Ings in buoyant mood.“I felt we could’ve won it,” he said. “But the way that we hung in there at the end showed real character from us after three defeats.“Obviously they scored from the spot which was unlucky for us, but to hang in there at the end was great.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksenby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid must sell in January if they’re to buy Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.AS says Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to free up the wage bill before dipping back into the transfer market for new players. Players at the top of Madrid’s departure list are Mariano Díaz, Brahim Díaz and Isco. The latter could be of interest to Spurs as manage Mauricio Pochettino has long been an admirer of the Spaniard. Their current league form may not provide an attractive proposition for the playmaker, however.
UPDATE 7:45 p.m. – The fire is now contained and the Wildfire Service says the fire reached 7 hectares in size and was caused by humans.UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: The Alaska Highway is open in both directions after being closed for approximately 15 minutes to allow a water bomber to drop retardant on the brush fire. Crews are still working to contain the fire.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service is responding to a brush fire near Mile 64 of the Alaska Highway. As of 4:30 p.m. crews have closed the Alaska Highway in both directions while a water bomber drops fire retardant on the fire.The fire was first seen by local residents at approximately 3:30 p.m. between the 252 road and the Dump road. The fire is south the Coffee Creek Subdivision.If you’re in the area let us know what you see, email [email protected] with any video or photo and information about the status of the Alaska Highway.If we learn any more information, we will update this story.
The biggest obstacle Memphis must overcome to contend for a title is its barely above-average offense. The Grizzlies took the second-fewest threes in the league last season, which should have limited them to the highest-percentage shots, yet they still ranked near the bottom of the league in accuracy. And for all their low-post strength, they hardly ever tried to dunk. The Grizz usually have to find points the hard way, which eventually undid them against Golden State last year — their effective field goal percentage was well below the worst regular-season mark in the league in each of the series’ last three games. The same weakness could undo them against the very best Western teams in the playoffs again.With the help of CARMELO, here’s what’s in store for the key Grizzlies in 2015-16: Since coming to Memphis from Boston, Courtney Lee has been a solid but unspectacular No. 2, with good shooting efficiency and few turnovers — but also a low usage rate. On this veteran team, few veterans are as veteran as Zach Randolph. He showed no ill effects of aging last year — instead, he got better. Players like him, though, usually drop off quickly after a decade or more of low-post wear and tear. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. To bolster its veteran-heavy, defense-heavy, frontcourt-heavy roster, Memphis added … two veteran defensive forwards. Matt Barnes has aged well, as his 3-point-heavy style often does. Another former Celtic, Jeff Green was a regular contributor last year. But his days of above-replacement-level contributions could be over. The Memphis Grizzlies have emerged from the NBA-best West to reach the playoffs in eight of 15 seasons, including the last five. This past spring, they played the Warriors as tough as anybody, forcing Golden State to come back from down 2-1 in their conference semifinal series. This year, the Grizzlies have a good chance to reach 50 wins for the fourth straight season, thanks mostly to their defense. They’re strong and deep in the low post, they have a core that has played together for years, and they’ve added more than they subtracted in the offseason.FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system expects them to go 51-31. Always a top-notch defender, Marc Gasol is increasingly comfortable shouldering a big part of the Grizzlies’ offensive load. He used the ball — shot it or turned it over — on nearly a quarter of possessions last year, while increasing his shooting accuracy and assist percentage. Is he on track for more improvements, like Larry Nance, or a Brad Miller-like rapid decline? Mike Conley remains Memphis’s best offensive player, but his defense has dropped off in recent years. He’s playing fewer minutes, and, when he’s on the floor, he’s getting fewer steals — which we like quite a lot around here. Brandan Wright should guarantee little defensive drop-off when he spells starters, but he’s another low-usage, high-efficiency player on offense. Memphis has too many of those and not enough players setting them up.Read more:NBA player projections2015-16 NBA Previews
After 10 minutes and seven seconds, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team had just a seven-point lead against High Point on Wednesday night.Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams (15) shoots the ball during a game against High Point on Dec. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 97-43, behind a career-high 23 points from Williams.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / For The LanternThen redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams was subbed into the game.Less than a minute after taking the floor, Williams hit a pull-up 3-pointer, then tacked on another five points in just over two minutes. By halftime, he had 13 points on four-for-four shooting from the floor as the Buckeyes took a 43-24 lead into the break.After the game, Williams said his success shooting the ball stems from the work he puts in between games.“Well I try to take all of my shots in the flow of the offense, and the shots I was taking today I practice those everyday,” he said. “The key is when you’re practicing to just take game time reps so when the game time comes it’s a lot easier.”After the game, coach Thad Matta agreed that Williams was shooting within the offense, and not forcing his attempts, which comes from an understanding of his job on the court.“Kameron obviously had a hot hand. I think he only hit the rim once or twice. All of his shots came within the system. I thought he did a great job of adjusting,” Matta said. “Kameron has done a great job of understanding his role and what he needs to do.”OSU’s first-half surge helped the Buckeyes (7-1) to a 97-43 win over the Panthers (6-3) for their second win in a row since losing to then-No. 5 Louisville on Dec. 2.Freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate said the loss to the Cardinals — which came after a fun-win run to start the season — was used as a learning point for the Buckeyes.“It (the loss) was an eye-opener, but you can’t really just keep thinking about that,” Tate said after the game. “You just gotta get up the next day and try to get better.”After High Point hit a free throw early in the second half, the Buckeyes took over to extend their lead to 30 with 15:50 to play. The lead ballooned to 36 just over two minutes later and then to 40 points with more than 10 minutes to play.By the 10-minute mark, Williams and freshman guard D’Angelo Russell each had 16 points to lead all players as the Buckeyes already had five different players in double digits.With 9:11 to play, sophomore forward Marc Loving hit two free throws, meaning all 10 OSU players to take the court had registered at least one point.Matta said he would like for the Buckeyes to keep up a balanced scoring output, but knows that won’t necessarily always be the case.“It is something that you hope can continue. We are going to play games where maybe we don’t have as many possessions or whatever,” Matta said. “The more balance you have as a basketball team, the better you can become down the stretch and without question, getting five guys in double figures, almost six is something that as a coach, it excites you.”Williams tacked on another four points in a row to give the Buckeyes an 85-41 lead with about six minutes to play. Those four points — coming on two mid-range jump shots — made him a 20-point scorer for the first time in his collegiate career.OSU shot 62.5 percent from the field, compared to a 32.1 percent clip from the Panthers.To go along with Williams’ instant-offense in the first half, Russell tallied 11 points in the opening 20 minutes as the Buckeyes shot 55.2 percent from the floor and made four of their first seven 3-point attempts.On its way to a 19-point first half lead, OSU outrebounded High Point, 23-11, and benefited from an eight-point advantage in points off the bench.Williams’ career-high 23 points led all players as Russell added 18 for OSU. Tate, senior guard Shannon Scott and senior forward Sam Thompson each finished in double figures as well, with 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.Williams said the Buckeyes can be a dangerous team when every player on the floor successfully executes their role.“That’s the biggest key,” he said. “If everybody on our team does their job and brings energy, we’re gonna be a hell of a basketball team.”Williams finished the game eight-of-10 from the floor and four-of-five from beyond the 3-point arc.High Point redshirt-junior guard John Brown finished second in the game with 19 points.After outscoring his closest opponent by four points, Williams said he’s always had success as a shooter on the basketball court.“All my life that’s what I’ve been known to do, is put the ball in the bucket,” he said. “And that’s something that I’ve always had a knack for, so to me it wasn’t really a surprise.”Tate added that his teammate’s success shooting the ball wasn’t a shock to him, either.“He does that every day,” Tate said.The Buckeyes are set to return to the Schottenstein Center on Saturday to take on Morehead State at 1 p.m.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has made Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea even more uncertain by suggesting that now may be the right time for him to leaveHazard has been strongly linked with moves to both Real Madrid and Barcelona recently with the winger himself having hinted that the prospect of ending his six-year spell at Chelsea for a move to Spain may be inviting.Having rejected a new contract and with just two years left on his current one, Hazard may be able to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer and it appears that he will have Martinez’s blessing.“It could be the best time to try something different,” Martinez told radio show El Larguero, via ESPN.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“He is a player who has the maturity and a lot of leadership. His play is based on talent. Hazard could carry a new project anywhere in the world. He is at the best moment of his career.“For me, it’s very easy to answer that question. He could fit in any team in the world. Players need new challenges and new projects. Perhaps it’s a good time for Chelsea and for Eden [to split]. I would be very surprised if Chelsea didn’t have big offers for him right now.”Hazard ended his superb World Cup campaign in style on Saturday by netting the second goal as Belgium secured a third-place finish after beating England 2-0.The 27-year-old scored a total of three goals and added two assists in his six games at Russia.